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FMS 1400mm B25 Mitchell -Green PNP

  The North American B25 Mitchell was a twin-engine medium bomber that served in every theatre of WW2. The aircraft was safe and forgiving to fly and featured a formidable array of firepower. It was also used to strike the first ever bomber attack on mainland Japan that boosted moral of the American war machine after the devastation caused by the attack at Pearl Harbour.                                                                                                                                                                                                FMS has chosen the B25-D which featured upgraded supercharge radial engines and increased armament and first flew in January 1942. This is a highly detailed and feature rich model which includes: 5 painted pilots, 11 machine guns, high power LED Navigational lights, worm drive retracts with gear door sequence controller.                                                                                                                                                     Taxiing and ground handling is great using the steerable nose wheel and makes for stress free take offs. Once in the air, all control surfaces are very effective and coupled to the light wing loading and excellent power make this a winning package.                                                                                                                                                                           Confidence inspiring flight predictability will enable any budding twin enthusiastic pilot to really push the flight envelope and wring this aircraft out. At the same time it’s a walk in the park to bring it back down for a beautiful scale landing, all this without the use of flaps!                                             

Manufacturer

FMS

Wingspan

1,470mm/57.9in

Overall Length

1,130mm/44.5in

Flying Weight

Around 1,930g

Motor Size

4023-KV1000 Powerful Out runner Brushless Motor

ESC

40A Brushless ESC x 2

Servo

9g Servo x 8

Radio

6 Channel

CG (center of gravity)

55-60mm (From Leading Edge)

Prop Size

9*6.5 3 Blade Propeller With Spinner

Recommended Battery

Li-Po 11.1V 3300mAh 25C

Aileron

Yes

Elevator

Yes

Rudder

Yes

Flaps

No

Retracts

Yes

Approx. Flying Duration

6 minutes

Minimum Age Recommendation

14+

Experience Level

Intermediate

Recommended Environment

Outdoor

Assembly Time

45 minutes

Is Assembly Required

Yes

Material

Durable EPO

Package Options

PNP

Requires

PNP Requires Radio System, Battery and Charger

Click below Fms 1400MM F3A Olympus EPO PNP RC Aircraft 4CH 2.4GHz Airplane RC Aircraft  

F4U-1D Corsair 60cc ARF 85.5″

Designed to operate from aircraft carriers and/or land-based facilities, the F4U-1D Corsair was a force to be reckoned with to the Japanese during WWII. With its gull wing design, impressive looks and power, the Corsair was one of the most recognizable WWII aircraft.                                                                                                            The Hangar 9® F4U-1D Corsair is a giant-scale masterpiece for 60cc power plants that delivers scale details worthy of being called competition grade. Its scale outline, impressive scale appearance, and Hangar 9 performance, make this an exciting warbird to show off at the field. The construction is primarily wood with fully balsa-sheeted areas, but the outer wing panels and control surfaces (except the three-panel flaps) feature exposed ribs like was done with the full-scale fighter.                                                                                                                                            The three-piece wing features a robust fiberglass structure in the center which houses the custom main retracts built by Robart Mfg. (sold separately). A retractable tail wheel option is available from Hangar 9 as well as aluminum spoke wheels that set off this amazing model in an inspirational way.                                                                                                                                                                       Out of the box, it comes finished in genuine UltraCote® covering, fiberglass cowling and wing center section that are painted to match. You also get scale details like a full depth cockpit, hidden tail and flap control linkages, scale rib detail, scale 3-panel flaps, dummy radial engine, sliding canopy and so much more. Optional scale accessories include scale tail wheel, main wheels and retracts that operate with pneumatic or electric mechanisms, droppable bombs or fuel tanks, scale 3-blade display prop and optional navigation lights.                                                                                                                                                                                                A wide range of choices are available for power; there’s the ease and economy of a 50–60cc two-stroke gas engine, sound and torque of a twin-cylinder 57cc four-stroke, or the realism of an Evolution 777 four-stroke radial. The hardware package included is very high-quality and complete as possible no matter power system you favor so you can get to flying this magnificent warbird quickly.                                                                                                                                                   Few World War II fighters inspired awe in both friend and foe like the F4U-1A Corsair. This impressive scale giant offers top gun scale looks, while delivering the Hangar 9 design reputation for superior flying performance.    

 

Product description

Key Features

F-16C Grey Super Scale 90mm with 12 Blade EDF Ducted Fan Jet RC Airplane PNP

Mission:
The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the United States and allied nations.                                                                             Features:
In an air combat role, the F-16’s maneuverability and combat radius (distance it can fly to enter air combat, stay, fight and return) exceed that of all potential threat fighter aircraft. It can locate targets in all weather conditions and detect low flying aircraft in radar ground clutter. In an air-to-surface role, the F-16 can fly more than 500 miles (860 kilometers), deliver its weapons with superior accuracy, defend itself against enemy aircraft, and return to its starting point. An all-weather capability allows it to accurately deliver ordnance during non-visual bombing conditions.

In designing the F-16, advanced aerospace science and proven reliable systems from other aircraft such as the F-15 and F-111 were selected. These were combined to simplify the airplane and reduce its size, purchase price, maintenance costs and weight. The light weight of the fuselage is achieved without reducing its strength. With a full load of internal fuel, the F-16 can withstand up to nine G’s — nine times the force of gravity — which exceeds the capability of other current fighter aircraft.                                                                The cockpit and its bubble canopy give the pilot unobstructed forward and upward vision, and greatly improved vision over the side and to the rear. The seat-back angle was expanded from the usual 13 degrees to 30 degrees, increasing pilot comfort and gravity force tolerance. The pilot has excellent flight control of the F-16 through its “fly-by-wire” system. Electrical wires relay commands, replacing the usual cables and linkage controls. For easy and accurate control of the aircraft during high G-force combat maneuvers, a side stick controller is used instead of the conventional center-mounted stick. Hand pressure on the side stick controller sends electrical signals to actuators of flight control surfaces such as ailerons and rudder.

Avionics systems include a highly accurate enhanced global positioning and inertial navigation systems, or EGI, in which computers provide steering information to the pilot. The plane has UHF and VHF radios plus an instrument landing system. It also has a warning system and modular countermeasure pods to be used against airborne or surface electronic threats. The fuselage has space for additional avionics systems.                             Background:
The F-16A, a single-seat model, first flew in December 1976. The first operational F-16A was delivered in January 1979 to the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

The F-16B, a two-seat model, has tandem cockpits that are about the same size as the one in the A model. Its bubble canopy extends to cover the second cockpit. To make room for the second cockpit, the forward fuselage fuel tank and avionics growth space were reduced. During training, the forward cockpit is used by a student pilot with an instructor pilot in the rear cockpit.

All F-16s delivered since November 1981 have built-in structural and wiring provisions and systems architecture that permit expansion of the multirole flexibility to perform precision strike, night attack and beyond-visual-range interception missions. This improvement program led to the F-16C and F-16D aircraft, which are the single- and two-place counterparts to the F-16A/B, and incorporate the latest cockpit control and display technology. All active units and many Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve units have converted to the F-16C/D.                                                                                                         The F-16 was built under an unusual agreement creating a consortium between the United States and four NATO countries: Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway. These countries jointly produced with the United States an initial 348 F-16s for their air forces. Final airframe assembly lines were located in Belgium and the Netherlands. The consortium’s F-16s are assembled from components manufactured in all five countries. Belgium also provides final assembly of the F100 engine used in the European F-16s. Recently, Portugal joined the consortium. The long-term benefits of this program will be technology transfer among the nations producing the F-16, and a common-use aircraft for NATO nations. This program increases the supply and availability of repair parts in Europe and improves the F-16’s combat readiness.

U.S. Air Force F-16 multirole fighters were deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1991 in support of Operation Desert Storm, where more sorties were flown than with any other aircraft. These fighters were used to attack airfields, military production facilities, Scud missiles sites and a variety of other targets.

During Operation Allied Force, U.S. Air Force F-16 multirole fighters flew a variety of missions to include suppression of enemy air defense, offensive counter air, defensive counter air, close air support and forward air controller missions. Mission results were outstanding as these fighters destroyed radar sites, vehicles, tanks, MiGs and buildings.

Since Sept. 11, 2001, the F-16 has been a major component of the combat forces committed to the war on terrorism flying thousands of sorties in support of operations Noble Eagle (Homeland Defense), Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Iraqi Freedom.                                                                                                                                          General characteristics
Primary function: multirole fighter
Contractor: Lockheed Martin Corp.
Power plant: F-16C/D: one Pratt and Whitney F100-PW-200/220/229 or General Electric F110-GE-100/129
Thrust: F-16C/D, 27,000 pounds
Wingspan: 32 feet, 8 inches (9.8 meters)
Length: 49 feet, 5 inches (14.8 meters)
Height: 16 feet (4.8 meters)
Weight: 19,700 pounds without fuel (8,936 kilograms)
Maximum takeoff weight: 37,500 pounds (16,875 kilograms)
Fuel capacity: 7,000 pounds internal (3,175 kilograms); typical capacity, 12,000 pounds with two external tanks (5443 kilograms)
Payload: two 2,000-pound bombs, two AIM-9, two AIM-120 and two 2400-pound external fuel tanks
Speed: 1,500 mph (Mach 2 at altitude)
Range: more than 2,002 miles ferry range (1,740 nautical miles)
Ceiling: above 50,000 feet (15 kilometers)
Armament: one M-61A1 20mm multibarrel cannon with 500 rounds; external stations can carry up to six air-to-air missiles, conventional air-to-air and air-to-surface munitions and electronic countermeasure pods
Crew: F-16C, one; F-16D, one or two
Unit cost: F-16A/B , $14.6 million (fiscal 98 constant dollars); F-16C/D,$18.8 million (fiscal 98 constant dollars)
Initial operating capability: F-16A, January 1979; F-16C/D Block 25-32, 1981;  F-16C/D Block 40-42, 1989; and F-16C/D Block 50-52, 1994
Inventory: total force, F-16C/D, 1017                                                                                   

Product description

Features:
Large scale electronic ducted fan RC jet sporting an accurate 77th FS “Gamblers” livery
12 Blade factory balanced EDF with metal housing combined with 3748-1550KV brushless outrunner motor produces realistic jet turbine sound
Composite fan blades combined with metal EDF housing ensure AMA compliance
Hobbywing 130A with 8A UBEC
Electric retracts with scale, shock-absorbing struts and main operation,
Sequenced gear doors
Removeable wings, stabilators, vertical stabilizer, and nose cone for easy transport and compact storage
Machine screws and brass threaded inserts are used to attach the wings for a secure fit and longevity
Gap-less hinges on ailerons and rudder for scale appearance
Bright LED navigation lights
Pre-installed LED afterburner
Carbon fiber wing spars and reinforced body parts
Upgraded pushrod clevis and metal ball head connectors on elevators provide a robust connection between servo and control surface and eliminate “play”
Nylon hinges on all control surfaces                                                                                                                                      Spec:
Wingspan: 1023mm / 40.27in
Length: 1522mm / 59.92in
Flying Weight: 3550g / 125.22oz
Power System: 3748-1550kV Motor with 3150g thrust
ESC: 130A ESC, 8A UBEC, XT150 Connector
EDF: 90mm Metal Housing EDF with 12 Blade Fan
Servos: 9g*4, 17g *5
Landing Gear: CNC electric retracts with scale, shock-absorbing struts and main operation
Required Battery: 6S 22.2V 5000mAh 50C(Not Included)
Required Radio: Minimum 7 Channel(Not Included)
Ailerons: Yes
Elevator: Yes
Rudder: Yes
Flaps: Yes
Lights: Yes
Material: EPO Foam
Package Options:PNP(everything included except radio, receiver, battery and charger)                                                                                                                                  

Credits: http://www.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/104505/f-16-fighting-falcon/  
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5 CH BlitzRCWorks VTOL V-22 Osprey RC Warbird Airplane

  Boeing is apparently working on a large passenger aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing features. The company received a patent for a tilt-rotor design that has room for at least 100 passengers, according to a Business Insider report Thursday. The VTOL plane has potential for both civilian and military use, according to the report. It seems to be inspired in part by the famous two-engine V-22 Osprey, which Boeing and Bell Helicopters developed for the U.S. military in the 1980s, the first of its kind designed for use by the Marines and Air Force. The patent for the unnamed aircraft includes potential uses for commercial flights, military missions or personal transport, according to the report. Its design includes four engines mounted on two fixed wings along with two large rotors attached on the tips for vertical takeoffs and landings.

The company hasn’t revealed details of its intentions for the VTOL design, but a civilian passenger plane with such capabilities will likely raise speculation about the potential for off-airport commercial transportation. “Boeing files tons of patents so this might not even come to fruition,” a Boeing spokesman told Business Insider. “I’m not saying it won’t.” The patented design also calls for lower wings on the airframe compared to the V-22 to allow for passenger exits as well as simpler maintenance, a Seattle Times report notes.                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                       Do you know what VTOL means? Aside from vertical takeoff and landing, it means taking off and landing can be done in a multitude of different terrains. No runway necessary. This model was in the making for about 3 years, with countless hours of development and testing. There were a lot of hurdles in the way, but it’s finally here.                                                                               A market-first, and ground-breaking scale V-22 Osprey with full VTOL and forward flight capabilities. This beauty is built with a high-precision stabilization board, quality electronics, and of course, EPO foam. With its 3-point propulsion system, it manages to fly with unrivaled stability. Plus, the transition to forward flight seamlessly blends with the overall flying experience, making it easier on the pilot.                                                                           Currently there’s nothing like it in the scale and performance department, making this a one of a kind model. Did we mention, no runway necessary? Take it for a spin today!                                                                                                            

Feature:
  • 5 operable channels (aileron, elevator, throttle, rudder and forward flight actuation)

  • Professional high-precision stabilization board

  • 3-point propulsion system for stability

  • Simple and easy to assemble

  • Built with high-grade EPO foam

  • Reliable dual 17g metal-gear servo system for forward flight actuation

  • Detachable main wings for ease of transportation

  • Spacious battery compartment for a variety of battery options

  • Scale appearance

  • High-performance propulsion system

  • Stable forward flight transition

Credits: https://www.avweb.com/  By Elaine Kauh | October 27, 2016     http://

FMS F4U Corsair RC Airplane 6CH 1700mm (66.9″) Wingspan Blue with Flaps LED Retracts PNP Warbird

The FMS Corsair airframe features a removable 2 piece wing that is simplistic in attachment and connection, the new FMS ‘multi-pin plugs’ mean that the complex wiring is now just a single connection per wing and not the usual plate full of spaghetti normally seen in lesser airframes.                                                                       The large cockpit is adorned with the full complement of dials and levers and the hand painted pilot finishes the effect. The chrome spinner and reinforced nylon four blade propeller really does give a purposeful look and assist in giving rise to the knick name of the ‘whistling death’.                                                                                           As you would expect, the huge brushless out- runner motor is mated with a top quality ESC enabling stunning flight performance.                                                                                                     New metal gear servos handle all the control surfaces and are fast with great centering performance. The resulting flight performance gives a finesse unseen in a model in this class. Order the 1700 Series F4U Corsair today and steal the limelight at your airfield.                                                                  

Manufacturer FMS
Wingspan 1700mm/66.9in
Overall Length 1,480mm/52.2in
Flying Weight Around 4,700g
Motor Size Brushless 5060-KV300
ESC 85A with 8A SBEC
Servo 3 x 9g analog,5 x 17g metal digital,5 x 25g metal
Radio 6 Channel
CG (center of gravity) 90mm (From Leading Edge)
Prop Size 17*10
Recommended Battery Li-Po 22.2V 3300-4000mAh 25C
Aileron Yes
Elevator Yes
Rudder Yes
Flaps Yes
Retracts Yes
Approx. Flying Duration 6 minutes
Minimum Age Recommendation 14+
Experience Level Intermediate
Recommended Environment Outdoor
Assembly Time 1.5 hours
Is Assembly Required Yes
Material Durable EPO
Package Options PNP
Requires PNP Requires Radio System, Battery and Charger

Flyzone DHC-2 Beaver Select Ready to Fly Aircraft

The original DHC-2 Beaver is one of the most widely used bush planes in the world. The original model by Flyzone is one of the most popular and sought after remote controlled aircraft on the market. Now, experience the ease and versatility of the original Beaver in the Island Wings Beaver with a sleek trim scheme modeled on a real Alaskan bush plane!                                                                                           “Lady Esther” – the full-scale de Havilland Beaver that inspired this model – is piloted by self-described “flight junkie” Michelle Masden. Owner of Island Wings Air Service®, Masden uses the aircraft to take visitors on sightseeing tours of the Alaskan wilds. Learn more about Masden and the Lady Esther at islandwings.com!

    • conventional landing gear and floats with water rudders

    • working navigation and landing lights

    • no-glue assembly

 

  • brushless outrunner motor and 40A ESC                                                                                                                      Includes floats for water takeoffs and landings. And big, tundra-style tires on the conventional gear.                                                                                                                                                                                          A hatch on the bottom of the fuselage provides easy access to the battery compartment.

    Battery shown not included                                                                                                                                                                                                Working navigation and landing lights add exceptional realism.                                                                                                                  

    The ailerons and flaps feature drop hinges and authentic corrugation.

     The new DHC-2 is as fun and easy to fly as the original! It includes an authentic new trim scheme, larger bush tires on the conventional landing gear and, of course, floats with water rudders. “Lady Esther” — the full-scale de Havilland Beaver that inspired this model — is piloted by self-described “flight junkie” Michelle Masden. Owner of Island Wings Air Service® , Masden uses the aircraft to take visitors on sightseeing tours of the Alaskan wilds. Learn more about Masden and the Lady Esther at islandwings.com! FLZA4024 Wingspan: 59.5 in (1510 mm) Length: 38.5 in (980 mm) Weight: 48-52 oz (1360-1470 g) Requires: 5+ channel transmitter & receiver, 11.1V 1800mAh LiPo battery & LiPo charger Includes: Conventional landing gear and floats with water rudders, working navigation and landing lights, no-glue assembly, brushless outrunner motor and 40A ESC.                                                                   http://

                                                                                         

A-10 Thunderbolt II Dual 64mm EDF Jet 1100mm

The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II was designed for the US Air Force for close air support. The prototype first flew in 1972 and was introduced into service in 1977. It is commonly known as the Warthog or Hog and houses the legendary GAU-8 Avenger 30mm Gatling gun. The A-10C is still being used by the US Airforce.                                                             

This is a well-made scale model of the legendary aircraft with loads of features. It comes complete with a hand painted pilot, legendary cannon, bombs and drop tanks to add to the beautifully crafted and realistic airframe in US Airforce colors. The plane is powered by two 64mm EDFs with 2836-3500KV motors, and 40A ESCs, producing 1700g of thrust. Also all servos are metal geared and if you need flaps then add another two 9g servos. Servoless retracts are standard.

Just like the real plane this model has amazing low level, slow speed maneuverability due to the wide wings and heaps of power.                                                                                                          

This is a must for any collection. Just think of all those low beat-ups of your airfield.

Features:
• Upgrade – 4S Version
• Hand painted pilot, bombs and drop tanks
• Dual 64mm EDF w/ 2836-3500KV motors producing 1700g of thrust
• Servoless retracts, steerable nose wheel
• Flaps ready (requires 2 x 9g metal geared servos)
• Superior nylon hinges on all control surfaces                                                                                        

Specs:
Material: EPO Foam
Wingspan: 1100mm
Length: 1000mm
Motor: 2836-3500KV (x2)
ESC: 40A Brushless (x2)
Servos: 9g (x6)
Ducted Fan: 64mm EDF (x2)
Take-off Weight: 1450g~1680g
Thrust: 1700g
Battery compartment size: 190mm x 53mm x 40mm

Required:
6~7 channel transmitter/receiver
1 x 4S 14.8V 3300mAh 45-65C LiPoly Battery

 

Credits: http://motionrc.com

 

Top Flite P-40 Warhawk

Made famous by Colonel Claire Chennault’s “Flying Tigers” squadron at the onset of World War II, the P-40 Warhawk had one of the most impressive kill-to-loss ratios of any Allied fighter plane. Equally impressive is Top Flite’s IMAA-legal replica of the P-40, which utilizes Gold Edition engineering to capture the exciting details of this revered warbird in a great-flying ARF!                                                                                                                          

  • Built-up balsa and ply airframe with fiberglass cowl, belly pan and landing gear pods.
  • Exceptional scale flight characteristics using affordable and easy-to-maintain 43-55 cc gasoline engines.
  • Many scale touches that you won’t find on any other giant-scale P-40 ARF!

                                                                                                                         Top Flite’s Giant Scale P-40 Warhawk is modeled after a restored full-size P40E owned and flown by Rudy Frasca of Frasca International in Urbana, Illinois.                                                                                                                               The cockpit detail and instrumentation is just as you would find in a full-size P-40 Warhawk is included in this model.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Stab halves assemble with self-aligning aluminum mounting tubes, and all control surfaces except the rudder are pre-hinged to speed up final assembly.                                                                                                                                           The fiberglass cowl captures the lines of the P-40 perfectly. The iconic “shark mouth” nose art is painted on, and the exhaust ports are already in place. A scale-shaped, painted aluminum spinner is included.                                                                                                                                                                                                       Heavy-duty fixed landing gear is included with this model. For the ultimate in authenticity, optional Robart® retract gear can also be installed. The gear bolts easily into place following the instructions provided in the model’s assembly manual.                                                                                                             The wings are reinforced to help the landing gear withstand the impact of a less-than-perfect touchdown.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Close attention to detail is evident in the split flaps, which are ribbed just like on the full-size P-40.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Flying Tigers was the most popular P-40 trim scheme, and it has been faithfully reproduced on this ARF using flat finish MonoKote®covering on the built-up balsa and ply sections and paint on the fiberglass parts.                                                                           


    Product specifications

    Model NumberTOPA0705
    Batteries Required?No


     Product information

    Product Dimensions 64.6 x 26.2 x 14.1 inches
    Item Weight 29.8 pounds
    Shipping Weight 29.8 pounds
    ASIN B004QJTVQA
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    Item model number TOPA0705
    Manufacturer recommended age 15 years and up

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Upgraded HSD Gray Fighting Falcon 7CH F-16 F16 105mm 12S 150A RC EDF Jet

PAYA LEBAR AIR BASE, Singapore — An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 36th Fighter Squadron at Osan Air Base, South Korea, lands here after a mission during Commando Sling 04-3. U.S. and Singaporean Airmen trained together using realistic dissimilar aircraft air-to-air combat tactics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Val Gempis)                                                                                                                                                                                     Mission
The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It provides a relatively low-cost, high-performance weapon system for the United States and allied nations.

Features
In an air combat role, the F-16’s maneuverability and combat radius (distance it can fly to enter air combat, stay, fight and return) exceed that of all potential threat fighter aircraft. It can locate targets in all weather conditions and detect low flying aircraft in radar ground clutter. In an air-to-surface role, the F-16 can fly more than 500 miles (860 kilometers), deliver its weapons with superior accuracy, defend itself against enemy aircraft, and return to its starting point. An all-weather capability allows it to accurately deliver ordnance during non-visual bombing conditions.

In designing the F-16, advanced aerospace science and proven reliable systems from other aircraft such as the F-15 and F-111 were selected. These were combined to simplify the airplane and reduce its size, purchase price, maintenance costs and weight. The light weight of the fuselage is achieved without reducing its strength. With a full load of internal fuel, the F-16 can withstand up to nine G’s — nine times the force of gravity — which exceeds the capability of other current fighter aircraft.

The cockpit and its bubble canopy give the pilot unobstructed forward and upward vision, and greatly improved vision over the side and to the rear. The seat-back angle was expanded from the usual 13 degrees to 30 degrees, increasing pilot comfort and gravity force tolerance. The pilot has excellent flight control of the F-16 through its “fly-by-wire” system. Electrical wires relay commands, replacing the usual cables and linkage controls. For easy and accurate control of the aircraft during high G-force combat maneuvers, a side stick controller is used instead of the conventional center-mounted stick. Hand pressure on the side stick controller sends electrical signals to actuators of flight control surfaces such as ailerons and rudder.

Avionics systems include a highly accurate enhanced global positioning and inertial navigation systems, or EGI, in which computers provide steering information to the pilot. The plane has UHF and VHF radios plus an instrument landing system. It also has a warning system and modular countermeasure pods to be used against airborne or surface electronic threats. The fuselage has space for additional avionics systems.

Background
The F-16A, a single-seat model, first flew in December 1976. The first operational F-16A was delivered in January 1979 to the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

The F-16B, a two-seat model, has tandem cockpits that are about the same size as the one in the A model. Its bubble canopy extends to cover the second cockpit. To make room for the second cockpit, the forward fuselage fuel tank and avionics growth space were reduced. During training, the forward cockpit is used by a student pilot with an instructor pilot in the rear cockpit.

All F-16s delivered since November 1981 have built-in structural and wiring provisions and systems architecture that permit expansion of the multirole flexibility to perform precision strike, night attack and beyond-visual-range interception missions. This improvement program led to the F-16C and F-16D aircraft, which are the single- and two-place counterparts to the F-16A/B, and incorporate the latest cockpit control and display technology. All active units and many Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve units have converted to the F-16C/D.

The F-16 was built under an unusual agreement creating a consortium between the United States and four NATO countries: Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway. These countries jointly produced with the United States an initial 348 F-16s for their air forces. Final airframe assembly lines were located in Belgium and the Netherlands. The consortium’s F-16s are assembled from components manufactured in all five countries. Belgium also provides final assembly of the F100 engine used in the European F-16s. Recently, Portugal joined the consortium. The long-term benefits of this program will be technology transfer among the nations producing the F-16, and a common-use aircraft for NATO nations. This program increases the supply and availability of repair parts in Europe and improves the F-16’s combat readiness.

U.S. Air Force F-16 multirole fighters were deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1991 in support of Operation Desert Storm, where more sorties were flown than with any other aircraft. These fighters were used to attack airfields, military production facilities, Scud missiles sites and a variety of other targets.

During Operation Allied Force, U.S. Air Force F-16 multirole fighters flew a variety of missions to include suppression of enemy air defense, offensive counter air, defensive counter air, close air support and forward air controller missions. Mission results were outstanding as these fighters destroyed radar sites, vehicles, tanks, MiGs and buildings.

Since Sept. 11, 2001, the F-16 has been a major component of the combat forces committed to the war on terrorism flying thousands of sorties in support of operations Noble Eagle (Homeland Defense), Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Iraqi Freedom

General characteristics
Primary function: multirole fighter
Contractor: Lockheed Martin Corp.
Power plant: F-16C/D: one Pratt and Whitney F100-PW-200/220/229 or General Electric F110-GE-100/129
Thrust: F-16C/D, 27,000 pounds
Wingspan: 32 feet, 8 inches (9.8 meters)
Length: 49 feet, 5 inches (14.8 meters)
Height: 16 feet (4.8 meters)
Weight: 19,700 pounds without fuel (8,936 kilograms)
Maximum takeoff weight: 37,500 pounds (16,875 kilograms)
Fuel capacity: 7,000 pounds internal (3,175 kilograms); typical capacity, 12,000 pounds with two external tanks (5443 kilograms)
Payload: two 2,000-pound bombs, two AIM-9, two AIM-120 and two 2400-pound external fuel tanks
Speed: 1,500 mph (Mach 2 at altitude)
Range: more than 2,002 miles ferry range (1,740 nautical miles)
Ceiling: above 50,000 feet (15 kilometers)
Armament: one M-61A1 20mm multibarrel cannon with 500 rounds; external stations can carry up to six air-to-air missiles, conventional air-to-air and air-to-surface munitions and electronic countermeasure pods
Crew: F-16C, one; F-16D, one or two
Unit cost: F-16A/B , $14.6 million (fiscal 98 constant dollars); F-16C/D,$18.8 million (fiscal 98 constant dollars)
Initial operating capability: F-16A, January 1979; F-16C/D Block 25-32, 1981;  F-16C/D Block 40-42, 1989; and F-16C/D Block 50-52, 1994
Inventory: total force, F-16C/D, 1017                                                                                                                             Credits:http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/FactSheets/Display/tabid/224/Article/104505/f-16-fighting-falcon.aspx           RLRC Toys   

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk RC Plane

The Flying Tigers’ plane-                                                                          The P-40 was the workhorse of the Allied aerial arsenal right through 1944. It may not have been as “hot” as later designs, but it was a sound design, based on the earlier P-36, mated to the Allison V-1710 engine, that Curtis was able to produce in large numbers. As Clair Chennault found out in China, the P-40 was heavier, faster, and sturdier than Japanese fighters, and it out-gunned them as well. Properly handled and below 15,000 feet, it was a lethal                                Colonel (later General Claire Lee Chennault) had been in China since the mid-Thirties. An outspoken advocate of “pursuit” (as fighter planes were called then), in an Army Air Force dominated by strategic bomber theorists, he alienated many of his superiors. But in China, equipped with P-40’s, he developed the basic fighter tactics that American pilots would use throughout the war.                          

The Japanese planes used over China were much more maneuverable than his Warhawks, whose advantages were speed in a dive, superior firepower, and better ability to absorb battle damage. Chennault worked out and documented the appropriate tactics that capitalized on the relative strengths of the American fighters: intercept, make a diving pass, avoid dogfighting, and dive away when in trouble. This remained the fundamental U.S. fighter doctrine throughout the Pacific War.

Chennault’s American Volunteer Group, popularly known as “The Flying Tigers” flew their P-40B’s and P-40C’s with great success against the Japanese aircraft.                                  

Product Description

Overview:
If you are a fan of military, you’ll understand the glorious history of the Flying Tiger. The Flying Tiger played an important role and had a brilliant record in China during WWII. To pay homage to this classic warbird, FMS has revived it AGAIN after numerous further studies and tests.

Features:
1, NEW technology foam
2,retractable main and rear landing gear
3,full scale split flap
4,ball linkage connection
5,servo box design
6, removeable sliding battery tray
7,new 4258 KV650 motor
8,metal shock absorbing struts

Specification:
Wingspan: 1400mm/55.1in
Overall Length: 1192mm/46.9 in
Flying Weight: Around 2500g
Motor Size:4258-KV650
ESC: 70A
Servo: 17g Digital Metal Gear x6, 9g Digital Metal gear x 1
Radio: 6 Channel(Not Included)
CG (center of gravity): 50-55mm(From Leading Edge)
Prop Size: 14 x 8 in 3 blade
Recommended Battery: 14.8V 3300 mAh 35C(Not Included)
Aileron: Yes
Elevator: Yes
Rudder: Yes
Flaps: Yes
Retracts: Yes, 3pcs(main and rear landing gears)
Approx. Flying Duration: 6 minutes
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14+
Experience Level :Intermediate
Recommended Environment: Outdoor
Assembly Time: 1 hour
Is Assembly Required: Yes
Material: Durable EPO foam
Package Options:PNP(not include Radio, Receiver, Battery and Charger)